Aug 6, 2017

Ann's needlerolls part 2

Needlework Tool Case - a Mary Long design written exclusively for the Correspondence School of The Embroiderers' Guild of America.

This project required using materials and stitches that were very much outside my comfort zone, however, it was such fun and a joy to complete.

I used 18 count mono canvas, overdyed ribbon, DMC and metallic and pearl cotton threads.

Prickly Pine Stitching Etui, the Essamplaire here.

 This design/kit is worked in Irish/Florentine stitch in a pattern known as Prickly Pine.  The etui is based on 18th century American pocket books which were worked in a wool yarn; however, this one is silk thread for stitching on 35 count linen and silk fabric for the lining. 

The inside has pockets for stitching tools, and a stitched needle book with wool felt pages.  A stitched scissor sheath is included, a thread winder, and a 4"ruler made by their woodworker. 
The top straight edge is personalized in cross stitch with my name and date.

My "Practice Stitch" needlebook.  In 2012 our EGA Dayton Chapter did a program that included introducing a variety of stitches

 Each month at the meeting, different stitches were introduced and we could practice these stitches prior to incorporating into our needlework piece.  I decided that since I was going to be spending so much time "practicing" new stitches, I wanted a record and a permanent reminder. 

Since I LOVE wallets, I chose a blue ticking and included a line of each stitch and to the right I jotted down the name of the stitch on the ticking as I completed the line.  Prior to finishing the inside with partitions for my needlework tools, I cut off the list of stitches and keep it inside the needlebook for future reference of each stitch name.

**************  Next - wallets  ***************


Kristen said...

Such beautiful work, Marly! I especially love the practice stitch piece. Wonderful idea.

Jacqueline said...

Aren't you the clever one with your practice stitch piece.

3millplainrd said...

These are true treasures. I have a passion for needlerolls, I make them for myself and use them to carry needles, floss, etc. Your work is vey nice.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Once again playing blog catch up.
I know what you mean about blog readership. My readers are down and comments are too. I hope you continue to blog. You share so much knowledge with us!
I adore Polly Cole. Your finishes are always perfection. And those needle rolls of yours. WOW!!!
Happy Sunday to you. Sure doesn't feel like August.
Hugs :)

Vickie said...

Prickly Pine Stitching Etui is FABULOUS!!

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